Current Sermon Series: Prepare The Way

 He is Risen!

Easter Reading Matthew 28:1-10


Welcome to Holy Cross!

Welcome to Holy Cross!  We are glad you chose to worship with us. If you do not yet know Jesus, or do not currently have a church home, we would like to invite you to walk with us as we worship, learn and serve together. Holy Cross is a Christ-centered church that values a welcoming atmosphere, authentic relationships and a joyful spirit.  We practice living our faith with a servant heart which we put into practice by regularly serving in the community.  Check out our website and our Facebook at to see all the things we are doing.  Let us know you were here by filling out an Engage Card and feel free to ask us about next steps you can take.


Announcements & Updates


Monday, April 2nd – No Monday Service


VBS Registration

VBS Camper registration is now open at or visit one of our VBS registration stations today outside the Community Center. VBS week 1 will be June 4th-8th and week 2 will be June 11th-15th, both weeks are 9am-12pm daily.  Campers must be going into VPK through 5th grade next year to register. Those going into 6th grade or higher should register as a volunteer (volunteer registration is also at Registration includes a music CD for each family. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Jackson at

7th Annual CancerBank Tournament – April 21st is a Holy Cross Ministry that has been helping Seminole County families impacted by cancer since 2010. The annual poker tournament and silent auction, our biggest fundraiser, is right around the corner on April 21st at the HCLA Upper Campus. Register to play by visiting To volunteer or donate contact Lara Jackson

Red Letter Challenge – April 22nd

Starting on April 22, Holy Cross will be embarking on the 40 day long Red Letter Challenge! The RLC is unique because it takes Christ’s literal words and gives you practical daily challenges based on those words. The RLC will give you targets to shoot for to help you measure how you are practically following after Him. RLC believes that Jesus followers want to be the best Jesus followers that we can be not out of obligation, but out of gratitude for what Jesus has done for us! We will kick things off with a message from the author, a former Holy Cross pastor and church planter, Pastor Zach Zehnder. Check out for more information. Books will be available soon!

Your Child, Your Choice, Their Future!

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is accepting new students for the 2018-2019 school year.  Changing the future one child at a time from preschool through high school.  Visit or call 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour.


L Team News

Divine Dollies – April 3rd

Join the ladies on April 3rd at Filomena’s for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388).

Real Women of Jesus – April 6th

Our focus is incorporating the Fruits of the Spirit to our sisters in Christ. Our mission is to serve and model the love of Jesus (and have fun while doing it). Our first meeting, by divine intervention, will be partnering with Relay for Life for Robert and Carmine Bowes with a relay walk at the Sanford Zoo on Friday, April 6th. All ages are welcome. We will start at 6:00pm and go until we can’t go anymore. Any questions please email Jen Johnson at Join the team (relay for life) at

Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – April 10th

Join the ladies on April 10th at Appleton’s in Lake Mary at 11:30am for lunch. Call Gayle Curtis (407-314-5388) to reserve spot.

Real Men of Jesus – April 12th

Join Pastor Chris and Chris Kutcher for a pinewood derby tournament Holy Cross Lake Mary Community Center at 6:30pm. Contact Chris Kutcher at for more information.


Prayers of the Church   

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Our Lord, Jesus Christ

The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. – Matthew 28:5-6


Prayers of Healing

Wendy Eisenhower healing from breast cancer

Ms. Beebs, Homeless Ministry Director, to find a clinical trial on rare Buerger’s Disease (vascular occlusion progressing in fingers) and relief from pain

Andrea Clark diagnosed with cancer, beginning chemo, healing and return to good health

Gary Lundberg for healing and quick recovery

Joey DiFazio proper diagnosis, treatment and a return to good health

Charlie Willis successful results and healing as he undergoes extensive and reconstruction surgery

Herbert “Whitney” Eckstein healing from cancer

George Gould recovery from fall, broken pelvis

Nana  she fell and broke her hip, needs surgery, prayerfully she will heal quickly


General Prayers


We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world, an end to violence and especially watch over Christians that are facing persecution.


Prayers for Healing from Cancer

Laurie Adami

Barbara Bechtold

Robert Bowes

Karen Brett

Jack Cadden

Kathy Carr

Patrick Ciullo

Andrea Clark

Lucy Clark

Karen Dunn

Herbert Eckstein

Wendy Eisenhower

Jamie Fabozzi

Al Follett

Daisy Gartner

Rileigh Hanson

Martha Herring

Marlin Houser

Jessie Howe

Pastor Randall James

Jan Kerns

Mandi King

Kevin Kittelson

Al Laruffa

Lori Luedtke

Cathy Maisonet

Janice Miller

Desmond Niburg

Dan Olson

Hal Penley Sr

Sue Puglisi

Kathy Ratchford

Lori Rockey

Karen Schlue

Deanne Tanner

Will Thompson

Richard Wilton

Marg Winsauer


Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center

Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Community Center

Pastor Matt Wallis (

Pastor Chris Johnson (

Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (